June 20, 2001
OU Regents Approve RSU Tuition Increase
The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has approved a tuition increase of $3.43 per credit hour at Rogers State University.
The OU Board of Regents - RSU's governing board - approved the seven percent increase at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 19, in Norman.
"This modest tuition increase will allow us to provide higher quality services for our students and to meet increasing operating costs at the university," said RSU President Dr. Joe Wiley.
The increase is the result of Senate Bill 596, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature in May.
The new law authorized the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to increase tuition by seven percent per credit hour for state residents and nine percent per credit hour for out-of-state residents at the state's colleges and universities.
The State Regents approved a measure at its May meeting allowing state institutions to implement the approved increase. State institutions may implement the increases beginning in the 2001-2002 academic year and each year thereafter through the 2005-2006 academic year.
During the first year of the increase, additional revenue of $160,041 has been projected for RSU by the State Regents.
This fall, state residents will pay $52.43 per credit hour of tuition at RSU - an increase of $3.43 per credit hour. Out-of-state residents will pay $144.97 per credit hour - an increase of $11.97 per hour.